SUMMARY: During the recent war, Jamie and Jacko had worked in intelligence operations with Colonel Cook during the desert campaign in North Africa, as the Afrika Corps threatened Egypt, and later in South East Asia in the aftermath of war. Beyond the end of the Second World War, after the Japanese surrender, the fighting never ceased in China ……..
The BookViral Review:
With the release of book four in his Warramunga War series, Kater reminds us there’s nothing better than a good story well told. Some series grow old and thin with subsequent releases becoming sadly indistinguishable from previous novels but once again Kater has delivered a fresh and above all original plot. All our favourite characters are back and this time they are on the trail of opium smugglers but there are a few close calls as the action picks up a full head of steam. Johhny Cook narrowly escapes death and Jacko too whilst Sarah, Carna and Henry find themselves unexpectedly drawn into the intrigue to find their lives in danger. Underpinned by Kater’s exemplary research the strength of his novels is the emotional depth he brings to his characters and his ability to bring authentic scenes to life and with Conflict on the Yangtze he is once again on top form. With sturdily described imagery, a smattering of humour and plenty of suspense Kater’s well-crafted narrative and multiple plot threads are sure to keep readers on edge.
Well-paced, intelligent and never, ever boring this may well be Kater’s best release to date and is unreservedly recommended to fans of the genre and beyond.